Making Predictions in Keynote

I introduced Keynote to my first graders by making predictions. I first taught my students how to add shapes and change the color of these shapes. I also introduced the drawing tool so they were able to draw on their shapes to add more detail. Students were able to practice using these tools by adding things they loved into a heart. After letting them practice for about 5-10 minutes on this, we put our iPads down to listen to a story. After reading a couple of pages of our story, we stopped and made a prediction using the shapes and drawing tools. I gave students a few minutes to make their predictions before we put our iPads away again to finish the story. At the end of the book, we either corrected or confirmed our predictions by writing a sentence on the lined page. Students used the drawing tool to write their sentences and some even recorded their voices reading their sentences aloud. When we were finished with the lesson I used the light table view on their iPads to be able to see all their slides at once.

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*Screenshot of a student work sample using light table view attached. 

Completed student work sample


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Posted on February 08, 2024

I love that you are allowing your students to be creative with Keynote. I also like how you added the audio instructions as an extra support.

Way to go Jessica!

Posted on February 08, 2024

I appreciate that you gave your students time to play and practice those Keynote features before tying it to your content. Awesome way for your kiddos to use so many features in Keynote to predict and tie it all together!

Posted on February 15, 2024

Way to go, Jess! My child loved this activity.

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